Two hardcore Naxalites arrested in Bihar

Patna: Two hardcore Naxalites were arrested in Bihar's Patna district on Sunday, a police official said.

Acting on a tip off, a police team raided hideouts at Hawsapur and Korium-Bela villages and apprehended Preman Kahar alias Preman Ram and Bharosa Mistri alias Doman Mistri, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Alok Kumar said.

Kahar and Mistri were wanted in a number of incidents of Maoist violence in Patna, Arwal and Jehanabad districts, including the sensitional jail break incident in Jehanabad in 2005, he said.

The duo had been active for nearly two decades.